The Region : ’85 Parole of Manson Follower Revealed
Charles Manson family member Steve (Clem) Grogan, 34, convicted of killing a stunt man on a ranch near Chatsworth in 1969, was released on parole in Los Angeles last November, according to Deputy Dist. Atty. Stephen Kay, who helped prosecute most of the Manson family murder defendants. “I’m not happy that he’s out,” Kay said. Grogan was implicated, but never prosecuted, in the murders of actress Sharon Tate and four others. He served 14 years for the slaying of Donald (Shorty) Shea on the Spahn Ranch. He was originally sentenced to death, but the sentence was reduced to life in 1971. He was paroled largely because he agreed after his conviction to show authorities where Shea was buried, Kay said. Grogan reportedly is working as a part-time house painter in the San Fernando Valley.
For the record:
12:00 a.m. May 11, 1986 For the Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday May 11, 1986 Home Edition Part 1 Page 2 Column 1 Metro Desk 2 inches; 48 words Type of Material: Correction
In its Friday editions, The Times erroneously reported, because of a wire service error, that Charles Manson family member Steve (Clem) Grogan had been implicated, although never prosecuted, in the murders of actress Sharon Tate and four others. Grogan was implicated, but was not prosecuted, in the murders of Rosemary and Leno LaBianca.
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